Students from OLMC delivered handmade Valentine’s Day cards to Residents. A few of those students were accompanied by their own “Little Sisters”! Seen here with Resident Betty Chepules, the children brought much needed warmth and sunshine during our frigid winter.
Students from grades 7 and 8 also sent a different kind of Valentine to the Sisters. The older students expressed their support of Sisters’ vocations of loving the elderly poor as they would love Christ, and working to provide the elderly with a high quality of life. Many also offered their support of the Little Sisters suit against the HHS Mandate. For more information on this lawsuit, see http://www.becketfund.org/faqlittlesisters/#f2.
Several of their moving and insightful letters follow.
Dear Sister, Thanks for everything you do! I hope that one day I can help out as much as you do! You have inspired me and I want to learn how I can help! You are a hero! Thanks, Anna
Dear Little Sisters of the Poor, Thank you for all that you have done to help the sick, poor, and elderly in our community and in yours. You have helped and saved so many lives I will pray for you as you go through your legal fight. I have the faith that your love and charity will give you the strength to fight through the battle. God bless, Morgan M.
I support you in your fight. I believe that you are doing the right thing in not wanting to offer what the government wants. I applaud your decision to stand up for what is right. I choose LIFE. Ethan M.
Dear Little Sisters of the Poor, You are one of the strongest groups of women I can think of. Thank you for defending the truth with common beliefs and morals. I don’t think anybody can stop what you are trying to prove. I will pray for you in your lawsuit and offer up a mass for you. In Christ, Jack H.
Dear Little Sisters, Thank you so much for all of the work you are doing. You guys are very brave. I will keep you in my prayers! Claire
Dear Sisters of the Poor, I want to thank you so much for what you do. My Great-Grandma was in a home like yours. She loved it, but a new law said she had to leave because she didn’t need medical care. From that moment on, I wanted no one kicked on the streets from that law again. But you still help people like my Great-Grandma, and I want to thank you for that. I also want you to know that I am praying you win your case against the abortion-funding healthcare law. I will pray a decade of the rosary for you in hope that you win, and thanks for helping people like my Great-Grandma. Sincerely, Jack M.
Dear Little Sisters, This probably is very cliché, but I really want to truly thank you. Every person in one of your homes is so lucky to have a kind heart of a sister to assist them as they get older. It must be difficult to do your work like that day in and day out, but I am 100% certain you will have a huge reward in heaven. I really want to come help sometime when my homework load doesn’t take 4 hours to do. I am praying for you in your on-going court case. God Bless, Cecilia P.
Dear Little Sisters of the Poor, I strongly support you for what you do. It is very generous of you, and I pray that everything goes smoothly. Sincerely, Gavin.
Dear Little Sisters of the Poor, Thank you for all that you do to make the world a better place. I always look up to all of you as role models and I am extremely grateful for what you do for others. I would like you to know that my family, school, and I are all supporting what you do and say. The next mass that I attend will be offered for you. God Bless, Julia
We thank the students for their kind words and their teachers for their focus on Catholic values.